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English Language Center

 

Contact Us

Bemidji State University
Deputy Hall 103
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907 USA
Phone:  +1.218.755.4096
elc@bemidjistate.edu

 

English Language Center
Minne 107
P.O. Box 5838
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
507.457.5442
elc@winona.edu



Requirements for Admission

The English Language Center at Bemidji welcomes all students, international and domestic, whose first language is not English. Students should meet the following requirements to be admitted to the ELC:

  • Proof of high-school graduation
  • At least two semesters of English courses at either high school or college 
  • Demonstrate adequate English language skills

Select one of the two following options:

1. Admission to the ELC with Undergraduate Conditional Admission to BSU. ("Conditional Admission" means that, once you successfully complete the ELC program, you will be admitted to BSU and pursue your 4-year degree.)

To apply for ELC conditional admission to BSU, please send the following:

  1. A completed application form (Please check "Conditional Admission")
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $20 (check payable to "Bemidji State University")
  3. Copy of your passport
  4. Documents of financial resources
  5. Original or notarized letter from your financial sponsor
  6. We require original transcripts or officially certified copies of original transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  7. A record of two semesters of English courses at either high school or college.
  8. An immunization form

Undergraduate conditional admission students are not required to submit a TOEFL score. However, they must meet the following conditions to exit the ELC and gain admission to the university:

  • They must pass their ELC courses with at least a C in all classes.
  • They must pass the ELC exit exam.
  • They must receive recommendations from all instructors and approval of the ELC Director.

2. Admission to the ELC (English as a Second Language) for Language Training only

To apply for ELC admission, please send the following:

  1. A completed application form (Please check "ESL Training" only.)
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $20 (check payable to "Bemidji State University")
  3. Copy of your passport
  4. Documents of financial resources
  5. Original or notarized letter from your financial sponsor
  6. Original transcripts or officially certified copies of original transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  7. A record of two semesters of English courses (high school and/or college)
  8. An immunization form

Important!

  • All documents must be original documents or certified true copies, no scans or photocopies
  • English translations must accompany all native language documents
  • Payment must be either check or a money order (US dollars drawn from a US bank or a US affiliated bank)
  • Original or notarized bank statement from your sponsor indicating in US dollars the amount of available funds for your study. The statement must be dated within the past 6 months of the application date, and the amount of available funds must be at least $17,000 (varies by year)
  • Please send the application documents via an international mail carrier (FedEx or DHL) to the International Program Center (IPC) office:

International Program Center                                      Email: elc@bemidjistate.edu
103 Deputy Hall
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

Applicants, you will receive an email when we receive your documents, and when we issue your acceptance packet. For express mailing of your admission documents, please see: http://www.winona.edu/elc/Express_Mail.asp

Priority Deadlines

  • For fall 2014 admission: July 1, 2014
  • For spring 2015 admission: November 1, 2014
  • For summer 2015 admission: May 1, 2015

Housing

Once you are accepted to the ELC, you should complete an on campus housing form. ELC students are required to live on the Bemidji State University campus. The ELC does not offer home stays with American families.

Payment Methods

There are three payment methods:

  • Pay by mail: Payment must be in the form of a check or money order in US dollars drawn from a US bank or a US affiliated bank. The check or the money order should be made payable to "Winona State."
  • University pay online: First, you need to have a Warrior ID # in order to pay online. Once you are accepted by the ELCB, we will assign you a Warrior ID #. With the Warrior ID # and your password, you can log on to your personal page and make payment online. Deposit, tuition, and other fees can be paid through this method.
  • Pay in person: Tuition, room and board, and other fees can be paid in person once you arrive in Bemidji.